@edyong209: The decontamination bin once ran out of space because I had four radioactive labcoats in it
@JellyCat23: Be very careful with surgical super glue. It’s easier than you think to attach a mouse to yourself.
@knottedthreats: In school, I earned the moniker Firewoman and am now known as the Slayer of Centrifuges.
@rpg7twit: I cured cancer once. But the third reviewer trashed my manuscript.
@drisis: I used the eng shop late at night to help a friend fashion a bong out of supplies from his lab
@Cascade21: I’ve tasted LB broth. I wouldn’t give my bugs anything I haven’t approved for them!
@DR_Whatson: In winter I’ve run unnecessary simulations using all cores in my desktop to warm the room up
@ProfLikeSubst: I have eaten an organism I couldn’t ID just to get rid of it
@RaulPacheco: In fact I learned how to measure pollutant load in wastewater by smelling through repeated exposure 🙂
@NoahFierer I have changed ‘color’ to ‘colour’ and ‘liter’ to ‘litre’ on reviews so authors thought I was British
Tea??!? RT @StrangeSource: One time, I drank tea in the lab even though you’re not supposed to. #livingontheedge
@deborahblum: I set my hair on fire in a Bunsen burner. “Do you smell smoke?” asked my lab partner.
@Primate_Girl: I get really annoyed when the centrifuge isn’t balanced on shows like CSI
@LalSox: I didn’t realize there were options other than mouth-pipetting until my senior year in college.
@DanGraur: The worst letter from an editor: “Unfortunately, I must accept the paper for publication because three reviewers said so.”
@davidmanly I let an undergrad feed my specimens for one weekend, came back and 12 frogs escaped and one turned cannibal
@AzMNH: I once pulled the cord on the emergency shower in the lab just to see if the posted 50gpm was a real thing. It was
@mitsurugi52: I snackrificed other grad students when the mosquito colonies wouldn’t eat the lab-made bloodmeals.